LALI

(LALI) LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
William Thompson, Ph.D., Chair
Room 108, Jones Hall
http://fl.memphis.edu

In addition to the courses below, the department may offer the following Special Topics courses:
LALI 4010-29. (3). Special Topics in Foreign Literatures. (3). Topics vary and are announced in the online class listing.
LALI 4791-99. Special Topics in Foreign Literature, Language, or Civilization. (3). May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.


LALI 1010 - Special Foreign Lang I (3)
Freshman level instruction in languages not regularly offered by Department of Foreign Languages; offered if and when sufficient demand exists and instructors available. Although credit earned in LALI 1020-2020 may be used to satisfy foreign language requirements for degrees, students should be aware of two important points: (1) foreign language requirement for degrees in College of Arts and Sciences specifies that all hours must be in same language; (2) unless demand is sufficient and unless instructors are available, the University cannot offer enough courses to enable students to meet these requirements.

LALI 1020 - Special Foreign Lang II (3)
Continuation of LALI 1010. Freshman level instruction in languages not regularly offered by Department of Foreign Languages; offered if and when sufficient demand exists and instructors available.

LALI 2010 - Intermediate Foreign Lang I (3)
Continuation of LALI 1010 and 1020. Offered provided instructor is available and there is sufficient student enrollment.

LALI 2020 - Intermediate Foreign Lang II (3)
Continuation of LALI 2010. Offered provided instructor is available and there is sufficient student enrollment.

LALI 3661 - Old Testament (3)
(Same as JDST 3661). Disciplines of history, philosophy, literature, religion, and culture; understanding the meanings, messages, and world views contained in sacred Hebrew texts.

LALI 4011 - Culture/Business Italian Style (3)
Investigates Italy's excellence and creativity through topics such as food and wine, fashion and automobiles, and interior design an technology. **Course taught in English. **Students counting this course for their major, minor, or BA concentration in Italian have to meet special langauge requirements (e.g., write part of their paper in Italian.)

LALI 4025 - Contemporary Intl Cinema (3)
Topics vary and are announced in the online class listing.

LALI 4441 - Dante (3)
Study of the Vita Nuova and the Divine Comedy in English translation.

LALI 4442 - Italian Cinema (3)
Screening and discussion of major Italian movies in context of 20th and early 21st century Italian culture and society.

LALI 4493 - Contemporary French Lit (3)
Emphasis on widely translated, well-known works by major French writers; presented in English translation.

LALI 4780 - Individual Study Lang and Lit (1-3)
Directed individual study in selected areas of language or literature chosen in consultation with instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.

LALI 4792 - Italian Women Writers (3)
Focus on a close reading of literary and literary and theorectical texts written by Italian women from the late 19th to the early 21st centuries.